Horton contacts LMA

Image: Fabregas: Did not play against City

The League Managers Association has confirmed that it has been contacted by Hull City assistant manager Brian Horton.

Emirates Stadium spitting row continues

The League Managers Association has confirmed that it has been contacted by Hull City assistant manager Brian Horton over the spitting row surrounding Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas. In the wake of Tuesday's 2-1 FA Cup quarter-final defeat to the Gunners, City boss Phil Brown has alleged that Fabregas, who was injured and not playing, spat at Horton after the final whistle. Fabregas insists he is innocent and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger claims he knows nothing of the incident, but City are unprepared to let the matter drop. Horton has contacted the LMA, but there will be no further comment while the Football Association investigates events in North London. A statement read: "The LMA can confirm that Brian Horton has made contact regarding incidents surrounding Hull City's sixth-round FA Cup match against Arsenal at Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night. "As the incidents fall firmly within the jurisdiction of the Football Association, which is making its investigations in the prescribed manner, neither the LMA nor Brian Horton will be making any further comment at this time." Neither referee Mike Riley nor any of the other match officials mentioned anything of such an incident in their report to Soho Square. The FA has written to the Tigers asking for their version of events.

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